News coverage about Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ:SNI) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Scripps Networks Interactive earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.7990290185851 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

SNI has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada set a $90.00 price target on Scripps Networks Interactive and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $90.00 target price on shares of Scripps Networks Interactive in a report on Friday, September 8th. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Scripps Networks Interactive in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Scripps Networks Interactive from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Sixteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Scripps Networks Interactive presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $85.62.

Shares of Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ:SNI) traded down $0.68 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $85.96. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,100,003 shares, compared to its average volume of 852,033. The company has a quick ratio of 3.19, a current ratio of 3.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90. Scripps Networks Interactive has a 52 week low of $64.87 and a 52 week high of $88.45. The company has a market capitalization of $11,255.83, a PE ratio of 18.41, a P/E/G ratio of 2.27 and a beta of 1.44.

Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ:SNI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $1.05 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.09. Scripps Networks Interactive had a return on equity of 27.04% and a net margin of 17.46%. The company had revenue of $825.53 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $838.63 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.26 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Scripps Networks Interactive will post 5.53 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Sunday, December 10th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.40%. Scripps Networks Interactive’s payout ratio is currently 12.85%.

In other Scripps Networks Interactive news, Director Michael R. Costa sold 18,955 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.64, for a total transaction of $1,585,396.20. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 13,035 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,090,247.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Jeffrey Sagansky sold 1,077 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.61, for a total value of $85,739.97. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 7,520 shares in the company, valued at $598,667.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 2.50% of the company’s stock.

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About Scripps Networks Interactive

Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc is a developer of lifestyle-oriented content, providing primarily home, food, travel and other lifestyle-related programing. The Company’s content is distributed through multiple methods, including television, the Internet, digital platforms and licensing arrangements.

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